An Epic Amount of Support for “Devil’s Advocate”

Last Friday, I asked something of you guys. I saw that my short film, Devil’s Advocate, was ranked in the top 20% of both the Horror and Overall categories, and I said, “Hey, that’s not bad. I wonder if we could do better.”

Guys, you did better than better. You did outstanding.

On Friday afternoon, we were at #42 in horror, #23 in Female Filmmakers, #245 overall, and I think #33 in science fiction. I tweeted, I Facebooked, I instagrammed. I pushed and pushed and kept everyone updated on the progress as our little film continued to rise in the rankings. It was astounding. My network is not huge. I have 200 WP followers. I have about 120 FB friends and 450 Twitter followers (99.9% of whom never talk to me). There was no way I was going to have a significant response.

But just when I thought we couldn’t go any farther, someone would RT me or reach out to their personal network. Another handful of people jumped on board. I have my real life friends to thank, along with the cast and crew of the film, but I have you guys to thank as well. Many of you liked my WP post, retweeted my calls to action, shared my links.

I kept saying that I wanted to be in the Top 16 for at least one category, because that would put us on the “Most Voted” front pages. Securing a spot there would hopefully give us enough exposure to boost us outside of our own personal networks.

As of now, we are #100 overall, and on the front pages for each Horror, Female Filmmakers, and Sci-Fi. Our current rankings for those categories are, respectively, #13, #10, and #10. We are on three front pages and in the top 100 for the overall competition. JEEPERS, GUYS. We also passed 300 views on Youtube, which Austin tells me is a bit of a “magic number” when it comes to getting found in the search results or related videos. I do notice us picking up a few dozen views every few hours without any promotion at all now.

The voting doesn’t end until July 4th, so we have a couple of weeks to maintain that lead.  Before, I thought becoming #1 in anything was impossible. Now, heck, it seems like it’s within reach! So next week, tell ya kids, tell ya wife, because we’re pushing it all over again until we hit #1. And in the meantime, if you can still continue to vote and tell your friends to vote. Kudos!




Short Film Update – We Need More Votes!

Your support has given Devil’s Advocate some awesome stats so far for #MyRodeReel. Here’s how we currently rank by votes:

  • OVERALL: #240 out of 1222 films (top 20%!)
  • SCIENCE FICTION: #33 out of 133 films (top 25%!)
  • FEMALE FILMMAKER: #23 out of 145 films (top 16%)
  • HORROR: #41 out of 208 films (top 20%!)

If we are in the Top 16 of any category, we will end up on the front page for that category. That would give us a lot more exposure and possibly more votes from strangers outside our personal networks :D So please visit this link to Devil’s Advocate at My Rode Reel 2016. You can vote with every Gmail address you’ve got, with your Facebook, and by making a RODE account. And then share it with everyone you know who likes horror, film, or women being filmmakers!

We probably aren’t going to make it to #1, but I know we can make it to the front page in at least one category. \o/ Additionally, the winner announcements start on June 29. We can vote all the way up to July 4th, I believe. Help make it happen for us, WP world!

My short film is here! Vote for it in #MyRodeReel!

I’m extremely proud to present my finished short film, Devil’s Advocate for the My Rode Reel contest. Devil’s Advocate is about a skeptic whose doubt is put to the test when a ghost hunter claims to have a recording of the devil’s voice.  I was really inspired by cerebral horror like in Night Gallery and Ray Bradbury Theater instead of heavy slasher/monster tropes for this one. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it!

I’ve embedded it below, along with the behind the scenes video, where I chat a bit about the production process and the roles for women in film.

The film had to be shot with a Rode microphone product, come in at under 3 minutes, and include a 3 minute behind the scenes video. Please check out the link below and VOTE! They’re giving away a People’s Choice award in addition to the Judges’ picks, so it can’t hurt. :) All you have to do is sign in with Facebook or Google + and hit the Vote button. It takes five seconds and could make a world of difference for me and my crew :D :D And if you want to go the extra mile, please SHARE via Twitter, Facebook, or WordPress.

Click here to vote. 

Thanks for all your moral support guys!